P90X is meant to be “extreme” compared to other home workouts systems. People quit too often because they don’t understand the importance of figuring things out, sticking it out, and following all the steps to achieving success with P90X.
So, I wanted to take a few minutes to write a few simple, easy-to-follow tips for accomplishing your goals with P90X. NOTE: This advice can really apply to any exercise/nutrition regiment, but I’ll focus on P90X since that is what I’m currently doing.
1. Schedule Your Time
The biggest problem run into with doing P90X is running out of time. The second is not being able to focus on your workout. Because of these reasons, you must learn to schedule your workout as your time. No one else gets your time, if at all possible. This is your time to focus.
So think when you can do your workouts and have 60-90 minutes to devote to doing your daily exercise without interruption. Yes, this may mean that you need to shift your daily schedule a bit. For me, I had to become a morning person again. I started going to be earlier, waking up earlier, and doing my workout before my kids wake up.
Yes, it is sacrifice. But, if you want results, sometimes you have to make a change.
2. Follow the diet
P90X is a system. It’s not just a group of exercises. It is a combination of eating clean, eating to fuel your body, and eating things that are good for you and taste good. Doing P90X without the diet is simply not following the system. If you want results like the people on the infomercial, you have to eat what is on the nutrition plan.
I’m the first to admit that the plan can be hard to follow. I’ll also be the first to admit that I take cheat meals. Do I think my results would be drastically different without cheat meals? Probably not, but I probably would have a bit better results.
3. If you fall, get back up!
It’s easy to fall off the wagon, either with the nutrition plan or the exercise. Life comes up. Stuff gets in the way. It happens.
DON’T BEAT YOURSELF UP!
Simply decide your going to get back up and to it, clean up the nutrition, pop in the DVD, and start exercising again. If you need to start over, then start over. Trust me when I say this: Giving up is not worth it. You’re worth finishing the 90 days. Your family is worth you finishing the 90 days.
The food we eat simply does not have all the nutrients we need to thrive. Even fruits and veggies simply do not have the nutritional value that they used to. With that, invest in supplementing. I suggest considering the P90X multivitamin and/or Shakeology.
Adding in these extra nutrients will help your body rebuild faster, give you more energy, help you feel better, and help you get the most out of your lifestyle change and your workouts.
So here are my 4 practical tips on having success with P90X.